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Romney on Chick-fil-A: Thatís not something thatís part of my campaign
Hot Air ^ | August 3rd, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 08/03/2012 3:33:17 PM PDT by Third Person

Via the Examiner, I understand why he punted here. His retort to Reid’s tax-evasion smear last night was that it’s an obvious, grotesque attempt to hand the media a new distraction from Obama’s record. He just got back from a foreign policy trip/photo op that was also submerged in distractions, most notably his Olympics comments in London and his aide’s “kiss my ass” comments to the press in Poland. He’s just begun pushing a more positive message keyed to his biography to convince undecideds that he’s up to the job. The last thing he wants right now is another distraction wrapped around his ankles, particularly on a day when the news is about the latest disappointing jobs report.

Given that the Chick-fil-A question here was packaged with another question about Bachmann and the Muslim Brotherhood, he had two dilemmas. One: If he weighs in on either, that’s a story and now suddenly he’s being asked about gay marriage and Islamism instead of jobs for the middle class. If you want a candidate who’s more interested in culture-war issues than economic growth, try Romney 2008. Two: If he weighs in only on Chick-fil-A, the easier of the two topics, then there’ll be a separate story on why he specifically ducked the question about Bachmann and he’ll hear it from her supporters and from the media for dodging. He probably figured he was better off playing it safe (as usual) and passing on both. Hey — if you wanted a nominee who’d inch out on the highwire to answer any question put to him, you should have nominated Newt.

Still, hurts to know that even a tool like Mike Bloomberg is capable of offering a righteous answer on CFA when called on to do so:

Critics trying to shut Chick-fil-A because its CEO opposes gay marriage are undermining the very essence of the Constitution, Mayor Bloomberg declared today in a stirring defense of the embattled fast food chain.

“It isn’t the right thing to do and it isn’t what America stands for,” Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. “And those people who don’t like (Chick-fil-A) don’t understand their rights were protected by people who took a difficult position in the past and stood by it. They stood up so everybody else would be free.”…

“What’s for sure is that government cannot in the United States, in America, under the Constitution, be run where you have a litmus test for the personal views of somebody when they want something in the commercial world.”

Barney Frank also managed to say a word against government discrimination towards Chick-fil-A. Ah well. Maybe Mitt will get another question about this tomorrow and say something about free speech even if he ends up avoiding the subject of gay marriage. Speaking of which, enjoy the second clip below. Not sure what’s gotten into Stewart lately, but this is a rare week during which most of his big hits have been at the expense of Democrats.

Exit quotation via Mediaite: “Pretty sure you can’t outlaw a company with perfectly legal business practices because you find their CEO’s views repellant. Not sure which amendment covers that, but it’s probably in the top 1.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chickfila; fumr; gutlesscino; homosexualagenda; michelebachmann; muslimbrotherhood; romney; zot
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To: jimjohn

Give me one, just one example of what Mitt Romney has done
to reach out to conservatives during the ENTIRE Primary process and since, besides saying he will repeal Obamacare.

We are all waiting for your example.


81 posted on 08/03/2012 5:20:31 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: P-Marlowe; xzins
If he manages to get elected, he will destroy the GOP. Maybe that will be a good thing. Maybe it's time to bury the elephant.

In the first half of the 19th century there were two major parties, the Democrats and the Whigs.

The Whig Party eventually drove itself to extinction over social issues (slavery and bigamy). The GOP took it's place and was the dominant party for the rest of the century.

Had the Whigs not collapsed it is very likely that our Republic would have perished.

If the GOP wants to hang itself, I'm willing to give it all the rope it wants.

82 posted on 08/03/2012 5:21:16 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Romney the gay marriage friendly “republican” is your good buddy.
By voting for him you will be a ALL star American?
They have us by the gonads and its hardly going to be the “America” you “we” want.
As for terrorist..Romney is for gun control,too. Hopefully, if confronted by a terrorist we can still put a bullet in his head.
That is, like I said, we still have guns?
All of it won’t matter because we probably won’t have borders either.


83 posted on 08/03/2012 5:21:50 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Third Person

Too bad Mitt doesn’t have the stones to stand up and defend the first amendment, and the rights of ALL Americans therein.


84 posted on 08/03/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by rintense
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To: lovesdogs
"I think he is right to leave that fire alone while the embers are still hot. "

Milk-toast...when you could have had a big boy/girl meal but you took the stuff that doesn't require grownup teeth.

85 posted on 08/03/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: madprof98

Yes it is, no matter who wins the Presidency in November we are not going to get much improvement in the “courage to stick your neck out” department. They’re both wusses. I think we need a woman President.


86 posted on 08/03/2012 5:24:05 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: Justice4awe

We are eating our own and that is never good. Especially with the ramped up graphics and tense language. We need to boot the zero. Politicians like Mitt are like leaves, they go where the wind blows them, once in office Tea Partiers will be controlling the wind.


87 posted on 08/03/2012 5:24:32 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: 23 Everest

“Ronald Reagan”

The first vote I ever cast was for Mr. Reagan.

“That’s not something that’s part of my campaign” doesn’t even come close.


88 posted on 08/03/2012 5:26:30 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: tennmountainman

besides saying he will repeal Obamacare.
__________________________________

Willard never said he would “repeal” ObamaCare...

He said he would “repeal and replace”

Thats the litttle catchypoo...


89 posted on 08/03/2012 5:28:21 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Leep

I’ll still vote for the lower offices. Like others I will write in.


90 posted on 08/03/2012 5:28:28 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Third Person

Not happy with him avoiding the issue either. Anyone have the picture of Drudge and Romney?

Is that why?


91 posted on 08/03/2012 5:28:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: APatientMan

I agree, he is peddling faster than a hamster in heat.


92 posted on 08/03/2012 5:29:02 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Mears

You don’t understand...some freepers think that they have all the right answers just by hanging around for a long time!!!


93 posted on 08/03/2012 5:31:18 PM PDT by ontap
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To: APatientMan

I’m far from happy that Willard is our guy.

But face it, (A) (B) (O) is the key here.


94 posted on 08/03/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Third Person
Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A

Some history and historical pictures at the source link of this FR thread.

95 posted on 08/03/2012 5:33:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: exit82
An Obama second term is a disaster for America, in ways we cannot dream of.

LOL

Amending the Constitution to institute Universal Suffrage is a disaster for America, in ways we cannot dream of.

How you going to fix that?

Hint, it's not fixable, that's why algore won the popular vote, we got two terms of Clinton, and there is currently a muslim communist in the White House.

But never fear, MYTH FLIP SLICK WILLARD ROMNEY, GOD HIMSELF, is going to ride in and save the day.

96 posted on 08/03/2012 5:33:08 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: bicyclerepair

“But face it, (A) (B) (O) is the key here.”

Another Bend Over.

That is indeed the plan. Hey, sort of on topic too.


97 posted on 08/03/2012 5:34:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I am ashamed to call you my countryman...that is, if you really are.

BTW..hahaha..that was funny...if I “really are”.
Next you will be telling me I am going to hell..hahaha
Go vote for your spineless wonder.
Pretend you are standing up to Obama by voting for a liberal democrat in Republican’s clothing.

Phooey on that!


98 posted on 08/03/2012 5:38:20 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Third Person

Spineless Romney can’t even say he supports Free Speech!

Ah hahahaha..can’t vote for a empty suit.


99 posted on 08/03/2012 5:40:06 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Rome2000
Amending the Constitution to institute Universal Suffrage is a disaster for America, in ways we cannot dream of.

I just went through my pocket Constitution and the 27 amendments, and I couldn't find what you mentioned. (24 maybe?)

Universal manhood suffrage was enacted by Congress in 1826 and signed by John Quincy Adams. It was not a constitutional amendment.

100 posted on 08/03/2012 5:40:47 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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